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Introduction

The view from the peak of Piazzale Michelangelo across the River Arno is truly magnificent. Minutes or hours could be spent absorbing the scene – particularly beautiful at sunset. From the viewpoint the primary sites of the city are visible: the Ponte Vecchio (bridge), the Duomo (cathedral) and the Palazzo Vecchio.

Our highlights of this UNESCO World Heritage Site are:

The Uffizi Gallery
Located in the heart of Florence, the Uffizi gallery is renowned as one the world’s finest art museums. Works by Michelangelo, Leonardo, Botticelli, Bellini, Giorgione and Botticelli to name but a few are on display. Advance reservations for this museum are recommended – www.polomuseale.firenze.it. Our Sunvil Discovery Team can make advance reservations for clients who book a private tour of the city.

Accademia gallery
Whilst touring Florence you will see many imitations of Michelangelo’s statue of David but, it is the Galleria dell’Accademia that possesses the true original. The gallery also houses a collection of paintings by Florentine artists and numerous sculptures. Advance reservations for this museum are recommended – www.polomuseale.firenze.it. Our Sunvil Discovery Team can make advance reservations for clients who book a private tour of the city.

Duomo
Florence’s skyline is dominated by its cathedral, one of the largest Christian buildings in the world. Up close the Piazza del Duomo, home to the cathedral, bell tower and baptistery, demonstrate the progression of Florentine art from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Climb to the top of Brunelleschi’s dome or Giotto’s bell tower for a magnificent panorama.

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Excursions in Florence

The following excursions can be pre-booked for clients staying in Florence. Private excursions can be tailored to suit individual requirements and interests on request.

Private Tours

  • 3-hour private walking tour with English speaking guide
    Price is £130 per person based on 2 people.
    Reduced rates apply for larger parties. Single supplement on request.
  • 6-hour private walking tour with English speaking guide
    Price is £233 per person based on 2 people.
    Reduced rates apply for larger parties. Single supplement on request.



Group Regular Tours

  • 3-hour tour of Florence including Piazzale Michelangelo, the Cathedral and the Accademia Gallery (daily)
    Price is £63 per person
  • 3-hour tour of Florence including Fiesole, the Church of Santa Croce and Uffizi Gallery (daily)
    Price is £63 per person
  • 8-hour of Florence including Piazzale Michelangelo, the Cathedral, Accademia Gallery, Fiesole, the Church of Santa Croce and the Uffizi Gallery. A light lunch is included. (daily) 
    Price is £152 per person
  • 1-hour tour of the Accademia Gallery (Tues-Sun) 
    Price is £44 per person
  • 1-hour tour of the Uffizi Gallery (Tues-Sun) 
    Price is £56 per person

Holiday Tip

For the best view of Florence Rachel from Sunvil Discovery recommends a walk to the Piazzale Michelangelo on the southern shores of the River Arno. From the viewpoint the whole city is visible including the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo and the Campanile. There is normally a stall selling ice cream on the square, the perfect accompaniment to the scene. 

Florence Festival

From 05 May to 13 July 2018, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Festival will take place in Florence. This is one of the oldest traditional cultural events in the city. The Stabile Orchestrale Fiorentina was born in 1928 and in 1933 it organized the first edition of the Festival, which, over the years grew fame. The Festival has its own Ballet Company called Maggio Dance.

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